Fairview Park Dental Clinic are happy to be part of this wonderful program.
The National Dental Foundation is a charitable organisation that facilitates the provision of pro bono dental treatment to those in our society who cannot access timely dental care.
The National Dental Foundation was created and founded in October 2004 by Mervin Saultry and funded by his company, Dental Innovations Pty Ltd, from 2004 through to 2012. The NDF was incorporated on 14th October 2004 with the assistance of Freehills. Freehills assessed the merit of the volunteer dental program plan and agreed to provide extensive pro bono legal services.
The NDF has been alleviating pain and restoring smiles since 2005. The volunteer dental program started in February 2005 in Victoria and grew to a nationwide organisation with State Coordinators across most states. In 2006, Dr David Digges, who was involved with a charity caring for street kids and homeless people, was approached and invited to join as State Chairman for NSW. Dr Digges assisted in overcoming the fragmentation of volunteer dental work making it more efficient and attracted resources to support large scale charity work by dentists. He achieved this and also progressed to become the Chairman of the Board.
The objectives of the National Dental Foundation are:
• To harness the fellowship and goodwill of all dental teams and associated dental industry in Australia to providepro bono dental services to the under privileged members of our society through donation of equipment,materials and personal endeavour.
• To assist all dental groups working in areas of need by engaging in fundraising activities and collating anddistributing the donation of resources.
• Providing an ongoing repository for the knowledge and experience gained in performing dental charitableactivities.
• Facilitating the work of dental industry volunteers with that of established charitable organisations alreadyengaged and working long-term with those in genuine need.
To find out more, please follow the link: http://www.adhf.org.au/our-work/current-projects/